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Profitis Ilias. Here is the abandoned villa of Mussolini (also known as Villa de Vecchi). It got its name from the Italian commander of the Dodecanese archipelago under Mussolini Count Cesare Mario de Vecchi. This ardent supporter of the Italian National Fascist Party and a...More
We went up the mountain in the morning. It was around 70 minutes driving on our 70cc scooter bike from Faliraki. The mountain is steep (10%) at some parts, but overall very doable with the scooter. You can park at the hotel.
When you walk...More
I was in the minority wanting to visit this ruin, but it was short lived after we had completed the narrow winding roads that lead to the top of the Prophet Elias mountain.
The views were spectacularly breathtaking but the main reason for the visit...More
The drive up the mountainous interior was exciting and very beautiful. We stopped there to have a coffee as the monastery was closed to public. There are many abandoned houses (hotels/villas?) on the slopes above the main hotel and the monastery. Walking up and down...More
We had read reviews about the views from mussolini's villa so we were looking for it but ended up walking up the mountain by accident. Which was very pleasant, there's one point where the woods clear and you can see a great view of the...More
This is an amazing abandoned building. When you have a poke about you can see why this was chosen as a location because the views are second to none. Its less atmospheric than the buildings in Elousa but well worth a visit while you are...More